Need to back off a bit? Our Gentle Yoga incorporates different styles that reduce strain on the body while gently building strength, stamina, and increasing your range of motion. Some classes are focused on the more therapeutic aspects of the physical practice, while others make use of a chair or other props to work poses that may otherwise be too strenuous. Whether you’re recovering from an injury, or you’ve had a tough day, Gentle Yoga might be just what you need.
KISS - Keep It Simple, Silly - in your chair when you don't know where to begin a yoga practice. Simply feeling your feet, your breath and your movement will guide you into what is possible in this moment. Let yourself be surprised by how much you can move in a chair and how much strength and confidence you can build. Pay attention to the rhythm of your breath and the river of sensation that is ever present. These simple things can soothe your mind, improve your balance and sense of control over your body as you move through life.
Perfect for end-of-day practice, anytime you're feeling low energy, or when you're coming back from being under the weather like I am! This is a slow and steady session that will open the hips, shoulders and hamstrings. The pace is slow, the holds are long, the breath is the focal point. Be kind to yourself, it's important :)
A postnatal practice for yogis who are at least 6 weeks postpartum. As a new mom, connecting with your breath is key to both help strengthen your core and to reduce stress. This practice does address diastasis recti as well as specific areas affected by pregnancy, labor and taking care of a newborn!
Wanna roll around and PLAY on your mat AND clock some abs in? "The Clock" is perfect for this! If you love the sensations of opening your whole body and you know you need to engage your core to find your center, this floor series is a great way to get the best of both worlds. We will do some straight-up abs to start - just in case you forgot where they are?! Then we leverage the floor to create circular moments in the shoulders and hips and full spinal rotation in all directions. It's a fluid, fun and sneaky way to clock in some core work. NOTE that this is fun for students with flexibility. LOTS more props are needed for tight/tender bodies... "supported clock" coming soon! (A third blanket might be handy!)
A class that focuses on the sacrum and lower back. Much of the class is seated with a section of a few standing poses. The seated poses allow for a supported opening in the lumbar sacrum region of the low back. Props will help with this class.
This class is designed for anyone looking to gain flexibility and balance in the body. If you find that doing sports, driving the car, or even sitting at a desk leave you tight and achy, this class is for you. I created it with a mind to my students, who enjoy surfing, tennis, running, but often have long commutes or sit for hours at a computer. Great if you suffer from back pain or sciatica.
If you woke up with a stiff neck or sat too long at your computer, you'll enjoy this simple practice to unwind tension in your neck and whole spine. If you have chronic tension or something more serious, be sure to see the big picture and know that this is only one piece of the puzzle. If this works for you, yay! You can do it before you even get out of bed in the morning!
End of a long day? dealing with insomnia? Just need to nurture yourself? Wonderful, let’s get to it. A very moderate amount of flow—just enough to build a little heat so we can deeply open the shoulders, hips and hamstrings. Lots of forward folding to calm the nervous system, and a guided yoga nidra at the end. Try savasana in bed, and get ready for sweet dreams.
This tutorial will give you options to set up props to find a position of comfort and ease while reclining and sitting. Explore breathing techniques that will expand the breath, enhance awareness, strengthen your belly and maybe even expel mucus! We will also play with positions so that you find the movements that get you into the sweet spot of feeling what is accessible now AND moving into possibility. Feel how moving the arms and spine create a balance of flexibility and strength that make more space for the breath and new awareness of and support for your posture. Take what you learn here to the "B" Side and begin to practice these postures and techniques in a fluid moving meditation.